Hidden in one of the most beautiful locations in the world the Waiho Hot Tubs in Franz Josef Glacier is the perfect way to unwind. Enjoy the nature while indulging in your own private wood fired hot tub.

1-2 adults $89 + Adult $20 + Child $10 (5 to 14 years old)

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Hidden in one of the most beautiful locations in the world the Waiho Hot Tubs in Franz Josef Glacier is the perfect way to unwind. Enjoy the nature while indulging in your own private wood fired hot tub.

credit: @Miles Holden

Each tub:

  • Comfortably seats up to four adults and a child
  • Has a private, dry shelter to keep your personal belongings in
  • Is wood fired
  • Is filled with fresh water for each reservation
  • Is lovely in the sun and a magical place to be in the rain
  • Is heated to around 39 Degrees Celsius with the temperature easily adjusted by you

Your reservation includes:

  • Fresh drinking water
  • BYO nibbles & drink – No glass please. (Wine Goblets available)
  • Towel hire available for a gold coin donation to the community fund

Private Hot Tub – 1 hour (minimum 2 people)

1-2 adults $89

+ Adult $20

+ Child $10 (5 to 14 years old)

Swimsuit Hire available for $5

  • Find us at 64B Cron Street, opposite the DOC office.

Book directly online

Or pop in, or call us to make a reservation.

  • Arrive 10 minutes before your reservation.
  • On site bathroom / changing facilities available
  • We do not recommend the hot tubs for children under 5 years of age
  • Child booster seat available
  • Reservations from 5 pm are for adults only

www.waihohottubs.co.nz

In the Area:

St James Church is a valuable, free destination, short walk in the Franz Josef Village.

St James is illustrative of the religious history of small New Zealand communities and their desire for a church of their own.

Set in West Coast bush, in an area praised for its natural beauty for centuries, the church is visually appealing. It is an example of Turnbull and Rule's ecclesiastical design, a firm more commonly known for its domestic and commercial work. Here you will see the use of plate glass windows behind the altar is unusual and, since 1994, again frames a view of Franz Josef glacier. This view came to symbolise peace for New Zealanders when it was reproduced as a postal stamp in 1946.

St James is also associated with the Graham brothers, among the more notable mountaineers produced by New Zealand. The church is still held in public esteem and this was clearly demonstrated in the discussion over its removal in 1996.

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Images courtesy of https://wanakaphotographer.jodiejames.co.nz/

SnakeBite Brewery & Restaurant located in Franz Josef Glacier serves authentic Southeast Asian dishes & craft beers from New Zealand's top Breweries.

"We strive to be honest, authentic and affordable – our simple aim is to compliment the real taste of Asia with some of the exciting NZ Craft Beers that are brewed with passion in a relaxed and casual environment."

Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Also providing an amazing range of fresh, ready to go cabinet food.

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Location

Glacier Base, 63 Cron Street, Franz Josef / Waiau 7886, New Zealand
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